Math Club

Registration for Math Club (2018-2019) is CLOSED.

General Information

Math Club is a parent-led activity supported by the Saratoga PTA. The objective of Math Club is to instill the love of mathematics in young children. It is suitable for all students, those who already love math and those not so keen on it. Mathletes will increase their problem solving skills and learn math in a fun way. A variety of topics will be covered – examples include visual perception, spatial perception and orientation, word problems, arithmetic operations, skip counting, factors, time and date, money, logical reasoning, and 2D and 3D shapes.

Math Club students will prepare for and participate in the international Math Kangaroo competition on March 21, 2019.

Math Club Meetings

Math Club will run from December to March, with approximately 10 meetings on Tuesday mornings (7:30am–8:25am).

The meetings will be fun and relaxed. Mathletes will be in groups of maximum 5 students per station; stations may include board games, puzzles, and worksheets.

A parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7pm in the school library.

Parent Participation

Math Club is dependent on parent participation.

Math Club meetings are led by parent volunteer math coaches, with the help of parent volunteers from participating families.

Each registered family is required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per student in order to maintain a 1:5 ratio of parent to students.

Math Club will only be open to grades with sufficient parent participation.

All Parent Volunteers must be cleared to volunteer through the district in order to work with the students.

Registration and Donation

Registration is now closed.

The requested donation amount is $51 per student. This amount will be used for the Math Kangaroo registration fee, meeting materials and books, supplies, and a celebration party in May 2019. This amount is based on full donation participation.

For donations made by check, please make the check payable to "SES PTA" with a note in the memo "Math Club". Turn in the donation check to the school office (in the PTA drawer labeled "Math Club").

No refunds will be offered for missed meetings. A refund will be given if Math Club is cancelled due to low registration numbers (determined on a grade by grade basis).

Math Kangaroo Competition

The Math Kangaroo competition will be held after school on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Information from the Math Kangaroo website:

  • Math Kangaroo Competition is an international, once a year event, always on the third Thursday in March.
  • Any student qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test.
  • Each student receives a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a gift in addition to a competition booklet and a pencil on the test day.
  • The competition questions are appropriate for the students' age, are interesting and challenging. Questions are chosen by the International Math Kangaroo Committee.

Math Club Committee Chairs:

Agata Wronka

Nina Wang